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Jan 29, 2013 4:00am PST
working to stop the spread of an oil spill in the mississippi river. sunday... more than 80,000 gallons of oil spewed into the river after a barge hit a railroad bridge near vicksburg mississippi. authorities shutdown a section of the water way so that crews could skim the light crude. it's not clear when normal travel will resume on the mighty mississippi. the hess corporation is refining its business. the energy company plans to close its port reading refinery in new jersey by the end of the month. and, is also preparing to sell its u.s terminal network. the companies is transforming from integrated oil and gas to predominantly exploration and production. investors clearly like the plan, shares shot up more than $ 3 dollars yesterday. a dreary chapter for bookseller barnes and noble. up to a third of its brick and mortar stores will close within the next decade. the chain blames the changing reading habits of americans and the shift to digital publications. eventually there will be around 500 of the bookstores, down from 689. apple smartphones are running into hang ups in asia. statco
Jan 2, 2013 4:00am PST
more than 750,000 items of clothing. meanwhile, barge traffic along the mississippi river faces a threat. shipping industry trade groups say a section of the river may have to close due to record low levels caused by the summer drought. last week the army corp of engineers released water from a lake in southern illinois, enabling shippers to continue moving billions of dollars in commodities. wal-mart is keeping a closer eye on its supply chain. following complaints of poor working conditions, the retailer plans to monitor warehouses in illinois, new jersey and california. the warehouses work with wal-mart merchandise, however are not directly staffed by the company. protestors argue retailers like wal-mart should ensure warehouses comply with u.s. labor laws. wal-mart says it plans to audit u.s. warehouses like it does in its factories abroad. the retailer has been under heightened scruntiny following a fire in a bangladeshi factory that killed 112 workers in november. the banks are back. 2012 was the most profitable year for the u.s. banking industry since 2006. in the 3rd quart
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